What Happened on May 19, 1864

Historical Events

  • Battle of Port Walthall Junction, Virginia (Bermuda Hundred)
  • Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania
  • Skirmish at Cassville, Georgia
1864 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Akeley, American taxidermist and naturalist who developed the animal mount process and other techniques for museums, born in Clarendon, New York (d. 1926)
Born in 1864

Famous Deaths

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

American author (House of 7 Gables, The Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

About May 19, 1864

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus